Leave of Absence

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by AwashBwashCwash, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    I'm flipping through the contract book and it says I can take a leave of absence for up to 90 days provided I give a written request to both the union and the UPS and they both agree. I'm planning on doing an internship this summer and would need to move to do it.

    A)What are the chances they will let me take a leave
    and
    B) Does an internship count as "gainful employment" in their eyes?
     
  2. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Coronavirus? What coronavirus?

    Don't you have to pay for your own pension/health insurance costs out of pocket for that to work?
     
  3. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    I have no idea.
    I originally thought this was not even an option (thought FMLA was the only way to take leave) but I just got my contract book this week in the mail and was flipping through it and saw the section on leave of absence.
     
  4. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Coronavirus? What coronavirus?

    For local 710 anyway, It only talks about full timers getting a LOA. But it looks like gainful employment would only cost you your seniority.
     
  5. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    FMLA for an internship? Yeah, I don't think that's gonna fly
     
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  6. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    I believe you've misinterpreted what I was saying.
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What's the internship?
     
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    What are you saying ?
     
  9. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    Don't want to say the exact company but I'm studying electrical engineering and the internship would be related to power generation and distribution.
     
  10. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    I was asking about the leave of absence policy outlined in the contract, which is separate and distinct from FMLA.
     
  11. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    I'm not sure what you are confused about ?
     
  12. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    I'm not confused I was just asking about the likelihood of something like that actually happening.
     
  13. Mr. Marshall

    Mr. Marshall Member

    People in my building have done it for the same reason. They were good employees though. Bring it up in January and it will be so far away they will say yes and then of course be pissed when the time comes.
     
  14. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Put in the request.

    As long as you are not being "financially" compensated, I don't see a problem.
     
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Whose business is it what someone does on LOA?

    What's next?....an ORS inspects our home to assure we are living right?